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Print problems I have the lexmark x1240 all in one printer. it will scan photo's to a file on my computer (which means there is communication) but when i try to print, it says there is no communication. what is wrong?

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Re: print problems

Please uninstall the printer drivers using cd or from add remove programmes from control panel.

and then unplug the printer and restart the computer without printer plugged in

Then install the printer using the printer driver cd and when prompted connect the printer to the computer.

this should work if still doesnt work please get back to me.



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A quick fix for most communication errors can be achieved by resetting the printer and/or rebooting the PC. Simply disconnect the printer from your computer. Reboot your pc. Unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it. When the printer turns on, reconnect it to your computer. Then try to print again once the computer fully recognizes the USB connection.

If that doesn't help, try the steps below:

1. Disconnect the printer from your computer.

2. Re-brick your printer. Pull out the power supply, black box where the power cord is plugged in at the back of the printer, and put it back after 30 seconds.

2. On your computer, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes.

3. Delete the Lexmark print object.

4. Reboot your pc.

5. When your pc turns on, reconnect the printer.

6. Wait until your pc fully recognizes the USB connection. To check, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes. If you see a new Lexmark print object in the list, then try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.

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If the printer is still not printing, try first replacing the usb cable, and try a different USB port.

If still no luck , then you will probably need to reinstall the driver software, either from CD , or downloading the file from Lexmark website.

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